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Friday, April 22, 2005

AZ-Gov: Republicans Scared of Janet Napolitano

Posted by Bob Brigham

From the AP:

PHOENIX - Two prominent Arizona Republicans said Thursday that they will not challenge Gov. Janet Napolitano in next year's gubernatorial race.

Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley and U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi are the latest Republicans declining to run against the Democrat.

U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth announced last month that he wouldn't challenge Napolitano and will instead run again for Congress.

Remaining potential Republican challengers include former Gov. Fife Symington, former Attorney General Grant Woods, and Keith DeGreen, a Scottsdale attorney and radio show host.

The Arizona GOP is so desperate that their only options are has-beens (DeGreen ran for US Senate in the eighties). Napolitano is popular and on her way to an easy re-election.

Posted at 01:22 PM in Arizona | Technorati


If I recall correctly, wasn't Renzi the only one who had a shot at taking down Napolitano? I think I remember hearing that Bush was trying to recruit Renzi.

Posted by: Fran for Dean [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 22, 2005 05:38 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Renzi already announced he wasn't going to do it. This week, Fife Symington, who was governor until he was convicted of a felony in 1997, said he wouldn't do it. The Republicans are now talking about Marilyn Quayle. Yes, that Marilyn Quayle.

Give it a few days, she'll send out a press release saying that she isn't interested. The Republican's have Keith Degreen, who Sen. DeConcini beat back in 1988, and a woman named Teresa Ottesen, who is 25 and a student at Glendale Community College. They have already scraped the bottom of the barrel, now, they are just getting splinters.

Posted by: tedski [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 9, 2005 09:09 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment